Saturday, April 20, 2019


Here is the deal - the fee is $250 a month for an ad you submit.  It cannot be demeaning to the profession.  Brownsville has a lot of good lawyers.  They will be permanently placed on the right side.  First come first served.

The problem, I do not doubt one bit Saenz and several judges will retaliate against any lawyer who takes out an ad with the BV.  This is why I am feeling this experiment may not get off the ground.

As a lawyer, if you run for office, the ad will have to stop.  I will be in a no win situation.  If I cover the election honestly it may mean going after my advertiser - so be it.  But if I reject all of the troll garbage and lies then I will be accused of being bought. I have been very strong in my opposition to Cabler, but yet I have rejected a ton of anti-Cabler troll comments.  Hence no ads for lawyers who run for public office.  I may eventually try it.  If I do there will be no third party payments.

From my perspective I think I can actually help the candidates, even those opposing each other, if they are running ads because they will keep an open door with me and I can give them my honest opinion about matters.  By allowing me to challenge them while they run ads, tells the voters they are transparent and open to discussion.  Not a bad thing for the record.

It is no great secret, Cata, Pat, and Ben and I have all had our battles but in each case in this election because Brownsville comes first, I have put aside our differences.


Upon payment of the first Ad I will set up a DBA with the city and notify the tax office to access the property taxes on the business.  It will be public record what I pay.  My roll top desk is about 17 years old, my computer is about maybe 8 years old, and my printer is brand new.  

The money will help fund my work.  Financially I am getting back on my feet.  I just got a project which will pay all May bills.  I lost a lot of work time this year.  Thank god for gay divorces.  They are really no different than any other divorce but the lawyers do not see it, so they are paying me to handle everything.  There is absolutely no difference between a gay and straight divorce.  The issues which can come up are identical.   I know a troll who knows nothing about the reality of straight divorces will claim differences, but there are none.

If just one lawyer takes an ad, I think it will expand.  I will not cover their cases unless it is a high profile case and they will be treated just like opposing counsel. 

The obstacle is  Saenz and certain judges will retaliate against any lawyer who takes out an ad from me.  Also I will have to rethink how I approach judicial corruption.   It needs to be addressed but me rethinking how I approach it may be good for the BV and my writing.

By the way no amount of hydrocodone will kill the headaches or address the pain in my eyes.  But the neuropathy is gone, although I have leg pain.  On balance I feel alive and healthy in ways I have not felt in years.

Email if you want to take an ad, and we will work it out.  You cannot control my content, but I know reality means I will have to change how I cover judicial corruption.  I will still cover it, but just with a lighter finger.

And for the record guys I know this is a long shot.  But I also know when you take valid ads, it changes your editorial approach and I accept that, with the exception of no sacred cows.


No one who is currently getting free ads has ever asked I take it down.  They are making money and the few ads actually provide important information to the community.

An inherent problem I have thought about a lot is refusing complaints about someone who takes an ad with the BV.  Okay a furniture store takes out an ad.  Then comes the complaints by the consumer they were cheated.  They may have been cheated.  But the BV has no desire to do an investigation of such claims.  If you send me a complaint against a furniture store now I will tell you not interested.  But if I carry their ad, then I am running cover for them when in fact I am not because even without the ad I would have said not interested.

The local TV news like those stories so there is a venue for the consumer to be heard,


Anonymous said...

Good luck with the venture Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

Thanks, I do worry about Saenz and the judges retaliating. I do worry about not being influenced. But if I set out clear rules and follow them, I think I will be fine. I just need one person so say "I will do it." If he or she does not get business from it, then the solution is simple, cancel the ad. If I am not bringing you business then you should not take an ad. But I know the businesses I do free ads for get business and my readers use them.

Believe it or not - people need soil. It is a challenge to find it.


Not hope one lawyer will chance it.

Like I said, with one ad I will pay for the DBA, and inform the tax office of the business so I am assessed business taxes. At this time I work for a firm so I do not have a home busibess,

I will be wide open where everyone can see I a following the law and paying taxes.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Are the Ad's only for lawyers? What about nonprofit organizations? Would a nonprofit organization have to pay you for an Ad?

BobbyWC said...

Every advertiser would have ot be considered for conflict of interests. On non-profts, I would noy take an ad - period. I did not have time to investigate them. In my early years I did a lot of non-profit work and quickly learned very little if any money ever went to the mission. I report bogus non-profits all of the time to FB. There is simply too much scamming going on in the industry for me to investigate if they are real, so I would never give any advertising space to a non-profit.

BObby WC

Anonymous said...

What conflict of interest?

BobbyWC said...

You always run the risk of being accused of running cover for someone paying you